Slovakian Policy on Prostitution and Trafficking for sexual exploitation

The government of the Slovak Republic in January 2006 approved by its decision the National Action Plan of the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings as a basic document for the co-ordination of relevant organizations in the area of data collection, research, prevention and information, education as well as in the area of legislation and of the support to victims with the aim to minimize the number of victims.

A national co-ordinator was appointed, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

In January 2007 the Slovak Government signed the agreement with the Convention of the Council of Europe on the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings.

In April 2008, the National Programme of the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings for the period 2008 2010 was approved by the Decree of the Government Nr. 251.  New National Programme of the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings for the period 2011 2014 was approved by the Decree of the Government Nr. 96/2011.

The Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic issued the Internal Regulation on Safeguarding the Programme of Support and Protection for the Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings.

Slovak Republic adopted Act No. 583/2008 Coll. on the Prevention of crime and other antisocial activities, and amending certain Acts. Slovak Republic has therefore become the only country within Europe that has a separate comprehensive law dedicated to Crime Prevention. On the basis of 7 section 3 of that Act the Ministry of Interior established Information Centre to combat trafficking in human beings and crime prevention like institution  without legal personality. This scientific-research institute is situated in Bratislava.


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